Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Chicken Chowder

Hey, I made something really tasty!  I'm calling it "Chicken Chowder" 

3-4 bonless/skinless chicken breasts
3 large carrots
3 stalks of celery
3 potatoes
1 small onion
small bag of frozen corn
fresh parsley & thyme
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can cream of chicken soup

Put chicken breasts in crock pot (I did this when they were frozen) on medium setting.  Let cook in own juices until white (because mine were frozen about 1 hr.)   Take out chicken and cut into chunks.  Set aside.  Put in one can of cream of celery with one can of water.  Put in one can of cream of chicken with one can of milk.  Stir around to break up and make smooth.  Dice up veggies (I  keep them bigger so they do not fall apart all day cooking the the crock pot).  Add corn and put chicken chunks back in.  Salt & pepper and add chopped fresh herbs.  Put lid on, keep on low to medium depending on when you want to eat.  If you find it too "thin" can add another can of cream of something soup. SUPER EASY and good. 

I like to make my own rue or cream sauses with butter, flour and milk - however, when you have a busy day, cream of anything soup is an easy alternative. 

I love all aspects of food.  This is probably genetics - my whole family loves to eat.  My mom is an excellent cook.  She could take just about any old thing and turn it into something delicious.  She had to - there are 6 kids in my family.  My mom was a homemaker and my dad worked for Acme Tree Surgery.  She had to be frugal with her meals.  My dad always had a huge garden.  He would always rototill me a small square plot and let me plant my own.  My mom would can EVERYTHING.  I do this too.   I find it so rewarding to take a seed, plant it in the ground, water and weed, watch it grow, pick it, preserve (can) it.  I LOVE my pantry with all the jars lined up in rows.  I know my family will have something good to eat all winter. 
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